The annual canvass of the electoral register begins on 14 August this year.
Havant Borough Council is currently updating the electoral register and encouraging everyone to check their details if they want to vote in next year’s elections.
Letters and forms will be delivered to residents over the coming weeks to check that voter details are correct and up to date. We have to do this every year by law.
All properties will receive either a notification letter or a canvass form. Please look out for your form, check it for accuracy and follow the instructions provided.
It’s important that you don’t ignore these documents. It will tell you what action you need to take so we can check who is eligible to vote at your address.
Please check the forms and only respond where required as soon as you can, the easiest way is to do it online.
What is the annual canvass of the electoral register?
The annual canvass ensures that Havant Borough Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so that they can do so in future elections.
Notification letters and canvass forms are sent to every household giving details of what information is currently held on the electoral register about that property.
Occupiers are required to check the information and confirm that it is correct or make any changes that are necessary so a revised register can be published on 1 December.
What do you need to do?
Simply follow the instructions on the front of the form you have received.
You only need to confirm that it is correct if the form tells you to, but you must tell us if the information is wrong, or if it has changed.
The easiest way to do it is by entering part one and part two security codes from your form online at www.householdresponse.com/havant
If there are no changes, you can also respond by calling 0800 197 9871 or texting NOCHANGE to 80212 – you only need to tell us if your form asks you to.
Each new person will also have to register individually at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Residents in Havant Borough risk losing their right to vote if they don’t keep their registration details up to date.